Analysis of procurements and the supply chain
The information and data presented in the paragraph in an aggregated manner concern all companies included in the scope – please see Disclosing Sustainability: Methodological note- including the three companies operating in the water sector, Gesesa, GORI and AdF, which are not managed centrally, and excluding Berg, Demap and some FTV companies, which together account for less than 2% of the costs of materials and services of the companies in the consolidation area.
The 2021 tenders for the procurement of goods, the provision of services and the execution of works, had a total economic total economic value, as initially mentioned, of more than € 2 billion94, with a marked increase compared to 2020 (around € 1.2 billion). In absolute terms, the largest increase in amounts compared to the previous year was recorded for the item work (129%), followed by services (60%), while the item goods decreased somewhat (-12%) (see Table no. 36).
Chart no. 34 – Value of ordered goods, services and works and percentage on total (2021)
NOTE: Figures are rounded off to the nearest unit.
Observing the value of procurement for the business macro-areas - Networks Operations (electricity grids), Generation, Commercial, Water Operations, Engineering Operations, Environment Operations (waste-to-energy and environmental services) and Corporate (waste to energy and environmental services) and Corporate (Acea SpA) - the increase in the value of orders for both works and goods and services was concentrated in the Commercial area, which also provides energy efficiency services for buildings, and in the Water area (see chart 35 and table 36).
Chart no. 35 – Orders (goods, services, works) by business area (2020-2021)
NOTE: Figures are rounded off to the nearest unit. The Energy Infrastructure segment includes the company Areti, the Generation segment includes the companies Acea Produzione, Ecogena and FTV (Acea Solar and Acea Sun Capital). Energy (Commercial and Trading) includes Acea Energia, Acea8cento (until July 2020) and Acea Innovation. Water includes the companies: Acea Ato 2, Acea Ato 5, GORI, Gesesa, AdF. Engineering and Services includes Acea Elabori. Environment includes: Acea Ambiente, Aquaser and Acque industriali. Present in the Corporate segment is only Acea SpA.
As already mentioned, the procurement needs of the Group's com- panies included in the scope of consolidation in the year totalled 6,482 orders/contracts and involved 2,869 suppliers (13% more than the 2,529 in 2020). In terms of the geographic distribution of the suppliers, in 2021, most suppliers (48%) were in central Italy, of which 31% in Lazio, followed by northern Italy (31%), southern Italy and the islands (19%) and only 2% were foreign. The geograph- ical distribution of the value of the procurements among the macro-regions, in terms of percentage weight on the total amounts (€ 1,128 million for goods and services and € 926 million for works), is more concentrated in central Italy, with 51% of the item "goods and services" and 76% of the item "works", followed by northern Italy, which absorbs 38% of the item "goods and services" and 13% of the item "works". During the year, 38% of the value of “goods and ser- vices” and 59% of the value of “works” were concentrated in Lazio (Graphs nos. 36 and 37 and Table no. 37).
Chart no. 36 – Geographical distribution of the amounts for goods and services in Italy and abroad (2021)
NOTE: Figures are rounded off to the nearest unit.
Chart no. 37 – Geographical distribution of the amounts of works awarded in Italy (2021)
NOTE: Figures are rounded off to the nearest unit. In 2021, for the companies in the scope, the value of foreign procurement was zero.
Table no. 36 – Procurement data (2020-2021)
|u. m.||2020||2021||D% 2021/2020|
|VALUE OF PROCUREMENT THROUGH TENDERS|
|GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL ORDERS|
|VALUE OF ORDERS BY BUSINESS AREA|
|Energy Infrastructure||million €||212||174||-18%|
|Energy (commercial and trading)||million €||86||429||401%|
|Engineering and services||million €||37||87||136%|
|NUMBER OF PURCHASE ORDERS MANAGED|
|POs for goods, services and works||no.||6.552||6.482||-1%|
NOTE: all the figures in the table are rounded off to the nearest unit.
Table no. 37 – Procurement nationwide (2020-2021)
|u. m.||2020||as % of total||2021||as % of total|
|NUMBER OF SUPPLIERS OF GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS NATIONWIDE|
|suppliers north Italy||no.||819||33%||893||31%|
|suppliers central Italy||no.||1147||45%||1.366||48%|
|suppliers south Italy and islands||no.||516||20%||556||19%|
|GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN OF AMOUNTS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES|
|Value of orders from Northern Italy||million €||365||43%||426||38%|
|Value of orders from Central Italy||million €||375||45%||575||51%|
|Value of orders from Lazio||million €||252||30%||426||38%|
|Value of orders from southern Italy and islands||million €||75||9%||117||10%|
|Value of orders abroad||million €||22||3%||10||1%|
|total value of orders for goods and services||million €||837||100%||1.128||100%|
|GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN OF AMOUNTS FOR WORKS|
|value of orders from Northern Italy||million €||133||33%||118||13%|
|value of orders from Central Italy||million €||195||48%||701||76%|
|value of orders from Lazio||million €||177||44%||546||59%|
|value of orders from southern Italy and islands||million €||68||17%||107||11%|
|value of orders abroad||million €||8||2%||0||0%|
|total ordered for works||million €||404||100%||926||100%|
NOTE: all the figures in the table are rounded off to the nearest unit. The “northern Italy” geographical area includes Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria; “central Italy” includes Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Latium, Abruzzo and Molise; “southern Italy and islands” includes Campania, Basilicata, Apulia, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia. The geographical area “abroad” includes suppliers that are mainly European.
94The amount of purchases managed at the centralised level refers to tenders awarded during the year, without any distinction between investments and operating cost, annual and multi-annual contracts. Purchases of commodities, regularisation orders and intercompany orders are excluded. The figures for the three water companies that are not centrally managed, for a total of € 278 million, do include all purchase types